30 Good Friday Quotes From The Bible And Christian

Deepthi Reddy
Feb 29, 2024 By Deepthi Reddy
Originally Published on Jan 29, 2021
Edited by Monisha Kochhar
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Good Friday, also known as Holy Friday signifies mourning during the Holy Week preceding Easter Sunday to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on the cross.

All Christians, be it the Catholics, Anglican, Lutheran, and also the Jews, offer a prayer on Good Friday.  They pray to keep them away from sin and within the fold of Christ.

Good Friday marks the slaying and the ultimate sacrifice of Jesus, the unblemished lamb, for our sins.  The cross is the symbol used on Good Friday with a black cloth covering it.

For more quotes, refer to Ash Wednesday quotes and God is good quotes.

Best 'Good Friday' Quotes From The Bible

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Good Friday is a day of mourning. So we cannot wish a happy good Friday to each other. It is a happy Good Friday as God made an opportunity to eternal life for us. Here are some quotes about this day.

1."He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds, you have been healed."

-Peter 2:24.

2."And they will mock him and spit on him, and flog him and kill him. And after three days he will rise."

-Mark 10:34.

3. "Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul."

-John 1:2.

4."For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us."

-Romans 5:6-10.

5. "Behold, my servant shall act wisely;  he shall be high and lifted up, and shall be exalted."

-Isaiah 52:13.

6. "They divide my garments among them, and for my clothing they cast lots."

-Psalms 22:18.

Popular 'Good Friday' Quotes

Good Friday is the day commemoration of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Good Friday is a day of sorrow, penance, and fasting. Here are a few quotes from the Bible.

7. "He keeps all his bones; not one of them is broken."

-Psalms 34:20.

8." So the band of soldiers and their captain and the officers of the Jews arrested Jesus and bound him."

-John 18:12.

9." Then he said to them all: 'Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.'"                                                                                                                                                            -Luke9_23.  

10. "Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends."

-John 15:13.          

11. "For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved, it is the power of God."                                                                                                                                                                                                              -Corinthians 1:18.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

12. "Then Jesus said to his disciples, 'Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.'"                                                                                                                                                                        -Matthew 16:24.        

'Good Friday' Quotes From Eminent Persons

On Good Friday, people mourn Christ’s crucifixion and death. People fast and offer prayers to God. Here are some more quotes that every Christian would love to read.

13.“The Cross! There, and there only though the deist rave, and the atheist, if Earth bears so base a slave; There and there only, is the power to save. "  

-William Cowper.

14."Christmas and Easter can be subjects for poetry, but Good Friday, like Auschwitz, cannot. The reality is so horrible it is not surprising that people should have found it a stumbling block to faith.”

-W. H. Auden.

15."Stoning prophets and erecting churches to their memory afterward has been the way of the world through the ages. Today we worship Christ, but the Christ in the flesh we crucified. "

-Mahatma Gandhi.

16."By the cross we, too, are crucified with Christ; but alive in Christ. We are no more rebels, but servants; no more servants, but sons!"

- Frederic Farrar.

Quotes On God And Christ

The most important Good Friday symbol is the crucifix or cross. Some crosses bear a figure of Christ. A black cloth covers the cross and statues in churches to signify mourning. A few quotes here define the essence of the sacrifice made by Jesus.

17." Christ has not only spoken to us by his life but has also spoken for us by his death."

-Soren Kierkegaard1.

18."For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved, it is the power of God."

-Corinthians 1:18.

20."He drained the cup of God's wrath bone dry, leaving not a drop for us to drink."    

-Richard Allen Bodey.

21."If Christ is God, He cannot sin, and if suffering was a sin in and by itself, He could not have suffered and died for us.”

-E.A. Bucchianeri.

22."I believe in person to person. Every person is Christ to me, and since there is only one Jesus, that person is the one person in the world at that moment."

-Mother Teresa.

Quotes On Resurrection

The 'good’ in Good Friday refers to the deeds of Jesus Christ. Christians celebrate Easter Sunday two days after Good Friday, as that was the day when Jesus was believed to have resurrected.

23. "Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime."

-Martin Luther.

24.“It is the resurrection that makes Good Friday good."    

-Ravi Zacharias.

Quotes On Christianity

We pray to the Son of God by remembering His sacrifice for the sins of mankind, as follows:

"But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed." Isaiah 53:5

Here are a few religious quotes relevant to this day.

25.“It is a shame that most Christians their faith is a lease owned by their pastors and not by God, the real Landlord."

-John 5:44.    

26. "When we read Scripture without listening to God, Scripture is sabotaged. "

-Eugene Peterson.

27.“Death is the justification of all the ways of the Christian, the last end of all his sacrifices, the touch of the Great Master which completes the picture."

-Madame Anne.

28.“It is not the finest wood that feeds the fire of Divine love, but the wood of the Cross.”

-St Ignatius of Loyola.

Quotes Showing What 'Good Friday' Means

'Good' in Good Friday refers to the good deeds of God made for human sins. Every deed of God has a lesson to teach and so does Good Friday.

29."The lesson of Good Friday is to never lose hope — or at least give it 48 hours."

-Robert Breault.

30."Legions of angels stood - with swords sheathed - watching as the Son took our place."

-Mark Hart.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Good Friday Quotes then why not take a look at easter bible quotes, introvert quotes, or what you mean to me quotes.

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Written by Deepthi Reddy

Master of Business Administration

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Deepthi ReddyMaster of Business Administration

With an MBA under her belt, Deepthi has discovered her true calling in content writing. Her writing repertoire is diverse, covering travel, movies, pet care, parenting, animals and birds, and more. Her joy of learning and creating has helped her craft well-written and engaging articles. When she isn't writing, Deepthi enjoys exploring new cultures, trying different foods, and spending quality time with her two children aged 7 and 12.

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